Fear is Normal.
While talking to lola about a decision that I am about to take (or maybe not), I realize that fear is normal. Existing in this challenging world could trigger fear. Comprehensive examinations, research papers, and oral presentations are also fearful. Going out of your comfort zone could be fearful. Everything could be fearful! Shookt. Even, love? Haha.
If there’s an important thing to remember about these things, it’s this: Fear is based on your perspective.
Fear, when taken positively, becomes a challenge.
Fear, when taken negatively, becomes a threat.
Fear, when consumed, stops you from learning.
Fear, once ruled your life, prevents you from growing.
Fear could take away important learning that you could ever have. Not going out because it might rain may stop you from being productive. Not chasing your dream job could also let you get stuck to a mediocre life. Not following your passion may take away a part of your life. There’s a lot to lose when you let fear rule over your life.
Still, fear is a sign of being mindful about the possibilities that could happen. It could be a warning or a soft reminder before making decisions. It could always give you more options to choose from. Fear can only mean that you are a normal human being—that you get scared about the things that might happen.
Okay lang matakot, pero sana lumaban ka pa rin.
Right now, I am at the point in my life when I am also fearful of the things that could happen when I say yes to a big project. It’s my first time. But, I also fear what if I miss this project because of this fear? Wahhh. I do not know.
What I do now is to pray for it. I may have plans but the Lord has better plans for me. I know that God will never give me challenges that I couldn’t accomplish. I always pray to God to increase my faith and to increase my super power to do things for him.
Nakakatakot, pero sana kayanin kapag and’yan na.
Isipin mo ‘yung mga bagay na meron ka na sana ngayon kung hindi ka natakot.
So help me God.